David and I just finished an update on the spreading DeFi contagion. David posted it on his blog, so head on over there and read it.
We recap the latest on Three Arrows Capital (3AC), Voyager Digital, Celsius, BlockFi, and more.
In 2012, Trendon Shavers (Pirateat40) ran a Ponzi scheme on the BitcoinTalk boards called Bitcoin Savings and Trust. At one point, BTCST held 7% of all bitcoins.
Pirate’s Ponzi had a pile of pass-through funds — which invested only in BTCST. There were even funds insuring against the collapse of BTCST … who put the insurance premiums into BTCST.
History repeats, but only the stupid stuff.
Image: Night of the Living Dead, 1968